Skip to main content

About your Search

20121126
20121126
Search Results 0 to 15 of about 16 (some duplicates have been removed)
% of employees in the private sector. small businesses also contribute to 52% of the total sales of taxes paid by businesses in the city. it's also important to note for every $100 spent locally owned independent businesses generate $68 iní%( z5 local economic act, and that compares to only $43 by the national chains or chain stores. joining the small business commission, office of small business, and our local partners, women impacting public policy, the san francisco chamber of commerce and sf travel, i wanted to urge everyone to shop locally during this holiday season. and we wish everyone a great and your holiday with your family friends and loved ones. i also wanted to invite people out on thursday, december 6, that's thursday, december 6, in the evening for our annual clementine, join the merchants from the green apple bookstore to park lifee÷jc- gallery and fy notions small businesses like foggy notion as we celebrate the holidays with our great clement street businesses. thank you. >> clerk calvillo: thank you. president chiu. >> president chiu: first of all i'd like to adjourn today
that you start going floors up anyway. can something be done with tax breaks? something to get modern elevators in these buildings? >> tax breaks are not my specialty. >> (off mic) not to pass the buck, by the financial and physical feasability, we have not seen this as a political issue. maybe we could organize around that. >> the councilmember suggestion of tax raises an interesting one. the technical challenge of replacing an existing elevator, the financial challenge of replacing it, we are talking about millions of dollars at times to do this type of work. it's complicated. >> thank you. >> chair: thank you. i lived in a 100-year-old building for 15 years. the elevator was never broken down. if you have enforcement, if the elevator breaks down and penalties apply that might be of assistance. >> if i could comment chairperson. one of the comments of councilmember -- is that older elevators have parts that have to be custom fabricated in order to make a repair. you do have the circumstance sometimes where you have a property owner who wants to make the fix to keep the
. enforcement. a lot of this is about the contract. a lot of sro rooms are subsidized the city tax dollars. i know you heard over the last couple of months from the department of public health, healthy human agencies, and nonprofits that work with those that place people in sros. we want to look at the contracts. anytime city tax dollars are used to place a senior or a person with a disability into an sro room, that there are safeguards. the property manager, landlord of that building is required to say that yes, in return for getting tax dollars, i will make sure that there are no bedbugs and things are maintained properly. that things are safe. all the basics that we all expect. we are thinking of getting them into the contract is one way to do that. that is something we are working on. we welcome other ideas and assistance on that. having bph and sha in the last couple of months is a good opportunity to connect with them. and the thing about how we can do that in the contract. we are also looking at the enforcement structure, department of building inspection and the department of h
direction, from the payroll tax reform to housing, to taking care of our parks. i appreciate your advocacy and your commitment to san francisco. because of our collective efforts, san francisco voters were able to make a very thoughtful choices at the ballot box this past couple of weeks, that have helped fund infrastructure, move to job creating tax policy, and invest in critical housing needs in our city. collectively helping san francisco families and businesses. with that i'd like to take your two questions, supervisors. thank you. >> president chiu: thank you. our first question will be provided by our district 6 colleague, supervisor kim. >> supervisor kim: thank you and congratulations on your leadership on the propositions we passed a through e. in our district we've gotten many e-mails and questions about this but something that hasa uát up with our resident what are current procedures for recouping cost for street closures. specifically, what costs are being reimbursed to the city, beyond permitting fees and what costs incurred by departments other than the mta and sf police dep
something like tax breaks, whether that be property tax breaks, whether that be business tax breaks or something like that. so, that's the kind of thinking i think that's been going on in the japantown area. easily can be extended to western soma. and, so, another idea was that both western soma, of course, and japantown want to continue to move forward. i said, you know, it would be really great if the communities could get together. talk to supervisor kim outside, about the common needs and kind of ideas now emerging through the j-town effort and how that could be applied in the broader sense not only in western soma, but i think there is interest in the mission. and, so, i'm encouraging the supervisors to perhaps call some kind of summit or whatever you want to call it to maybe address this particular issue because it seems to be percolating up from below, really, at this point. so, thank you, jim, and everyone else in western some a. >> commissioner moore. >> i have a question for the director because i think commissioner sugaya is raising an interesting question. the comprehens
tax messaging samples for the committee to review at our next meeting. this concludes my ddpc report; i would like to remind members of the public and organizations that our group now meets the first friday of every other month; the next scheduled meeting is on january 4, 2013, 1-3:30 p.m. room 421 at city hall. we hope to see you there. >> chair: thank you very much. councilmember senhaux. our next item, report from the smpta, multi-motor accessibility advisory committee presented by councilmember wong. >> councilmember wong: today i will update the council and the public of two projects. podesta and accessible signals; -- provided information about pedestrian signals referred to as apc. special pedestrian pushbuttons at intersections to visually impaired, audible speech and tactile messages. apms are currently placed at 129 intersections. 29 to be installed in the next 2-3 years. how aps are prioritized? crosswalk length program for visually impaired. city/public programs. proximity to transit facility. speed limit. examples of upcoming aps installation locations. 19th ave.
and enrollment process through basic verification of dependence and income using federal income tax return forms, listing out individual house members and their individual incomes, along with the monitoring and renewal process there are a lot of other cap participants not involved in this audit. we are requiring, going forward, a biannual renewal process where the program participants must provide the previous two years in the same format so basically nod of the head to the city service auditor are you satisfied with the steps the puc recommendation? so those who can't see we are getting a nod of approval, yes, you are satisfied. anything else you'd like to add to finish it off? >> yes. i wanted to add that we are pursuing reimbursement of discounts provided for ineligible participants in the program so for those -- i could at least speak to the 41 ineligible accounts, a sample of 90, after verification. we're collected 6.2,000 out of the 17,000 thus far with collections currently in progress. delinquenty is mitigated through service plan and/or liens on owner properties. the process right now f
, most recent federal tax return, proof of residence, lack of income for members having no income but not listed as dependent on a household member's federal tax return. until we measured or came up with this criteria was that we identified four cities with similar low income discount programs that require customers to provide proof of income to receive the discount and this was los angeles, california, atlinto, california, columbus, ohio and eugene oregon for their utilities program. finding 2.2 is 3% of program accounts report 10 or more household members resulting in a high allowable household income. and what we found is of the cap accounts with data for household size 3% reported over 11 household members, which is almost three times the average household size for programs, which is 3.8 persons. while putting in an excessive number of household members is typical the reporting system does not prevent households from doing so to qualify for the program. finding 2.3, 16% of program accounts had a bill that is an unrealistically high proportion of reported income. what we found
. if paid for by taxes, not -- at the expense of public service. looking to going forward to building a infrastructure of deeply committed incidents to support the department and redirect management policies back to its core purpose of stewarding resources and providing access to all parks versus select few. this is just a beginning for us. we are dedicated. we will see this through and not going anywhere. we have a primary goal. the hard work on looking at the prize in the end to give a real voice to citizens of this city. to value and listen to what they have to say to restore access to the park and access back to our parks and citizenry. >> thank you. >> richard rothman and linda cutner. >> good morning commissioners and general managers. maybe it is time for good news. my name is richard rothman. i'm a city guide at coit tower but i'm speaking for myself today. i want to thank the general manager for what is going on at coit tower. when i started this for the second time a couple years ago the art commission in rec and park weren't talking. but the general manager made staff chang
to the public and asking them to raise taxes in order to support the schools. look at k18, 20, and 22, and each one of those, the district is getting back money that apparently was not spent in previous years. and so, there is no expenditure obviously, but you are getting money. and the question is i think that one of these goes back to 2010, how have we been carrying these projected expenditures from that time and why were they just discovered and coming back? this becomes important because the credibility of the district in negotiation relies on it saying that it is following, you know, that it is actually spending the money that it says that it is spending and needs the money, that it says that is needs. but these four items seem to indicate that something else is going on. so i would hope that there would be an explanation of those four items also. thank you very much. >> good evening, commissioners, superintendent, debbie robinson harris, commissioner, i want to bring to your attention that the million plus dollars that san francisco is continuing to give child development program in san f
for it ourselves, it's called bribery. i have the treasurer collecting the tax dollars. we need innovation not organized crime. we need family businesses. together to cause solutions to our problems that we have together. the traffic is a manifestation of what's going on in our city, everyone honking all the time, so rude, so ill mannered. family is where it starts. my grandfather thomas jefferson said a -- society is what keeps family together because based on family that's a family business, i don't know why we're having -- my friend across the aisle says we should have a place where we -- we should have the full board with christina olague, where they can have public comment. we're having public comment right here. what are you talking about. this is public comment. i don't even know their business. they want to be innovative to san francisco.bdpj please give them their business. >> supervisor farrell: thank you very much. next speaker please. >> thank you, chairman. >> hello. my name is bella -- i'm here not as a resident of manner -- marina but of san francisco, i'm in scott's jurisdi
view of the marina and alcatraz. to add a tax revenue spot with a great restaurant in that location is an icon to the city and in consideration with the fact that you might say the view of those things can be inhibited from the pictures they showed it seems obvious that would not be the case. i think the view would be fine. you would be able to walk by. they showed the path for the bikers so it doesn't seem to be a problem there. i know the mcnifns and can say those are the right people, if you're going to do the project that's the team you want, they will do it right. thank you. >> supervisor farrell: thank you. next speaker please. >> very good job on pronouncing the name. no one ever gets it right. my name is jake, the manager of the fillmore location woodhouse. and as far as being part of the community, i know that -- i know so many regulars names. i know the community. i can walk down the street on fillmore and recognize not just people that come into the restaurant, but the people in the community. as far as being a family operation, i know the name of woodhouse is derived fro
to raise more taxes and this program is on the books, good luck. >> president chiu: supervisor wiener. >> supervisor wiener: thank you, mr. president. i( ]9 want to be clear about something first. in terms of the mtc and supervisor campos is correct, that i'm not in any way suggesting that it is somehow prohibited or inappropriate legally to use this money for the free youth pass program. this is one of the allowed uses. but as supervisor elsbernd stawtd stated so is maintenance procurement or rehabs and this is a choice, not a false choice. we heard that yesterday. we heard it today. that is absolutely rhetoric.82( and -- well i don't like it, but the fact is that transit funding is a limited thing. it's not this growing asset. you don't just use the money for something, and then it magically appears from somewhere else. it is a -- for -- i don't like it but it's a zero sum game in terms of how we use very scarce transit dollars. this is anything but a false choice. i will also say that i recall, months and months ago, hearing both the mayor and mr. reiskin state that no further oper
calvillo: an ordinance amending the business and tax regulations code to provide for a district term of up to 40 years when assessments are pledged or applied to pay any bonds, financing leases or other similar obligations of the city and authorize the board of supervisors to require a waited two-thirds vote of business owners to be assessed based on ballots cast as an alternative or additional procedure for establishing a business improvement district and levying assessments and clarifying existing positions and update references to state law. >> president chiu: colleagues, roll call vote. >> clerk calvillo: on item 19, supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. president chiu, aye. supervisor chu, aye. supervisor cohen, aye. supervisor elsbernd, aye. supervisor farrell, aye. supervisor kim, aye. supervisor mar, aye. supervisor olague, aye. supervisor wiener, aye. there are 11 ayes. >> president chiu: the ordinance is passed on the first reading. item 20. >> clerk calvillo: a resolution declaring the intention of the board of supervisors to establish a business based improvement dist
Search Results 0 to 15 of about 16 (some duplicates have been removed)